Arvada Business Reopenings: Including Restaurants and Retail
Public Health Orders and Health Department Guidance
Temporary Modifications of Liquor License Premises
On-premise consumption licensed establishments in Arvada interested in expanding premises for consumption can apply for temporary modifications in order to pre-plan for temporary outdoor seating areas to support social distancing requirements while complying with all public health orders and other liquor laws and regulations. The City of Arvada is streamlining permitting and there are no City of Arvada fees for this application. More information can be found on the City of Arvada Liquor Licenses webpage.
Expansion of Outdoor Dining and Retail Areas Onto Commercial Private Property
Open sided tents, including 10 X 10 pop up tents, with a maximum aggregate size of 700 square feet are allowed to be grouped together as long as these groups are separated from each other by a minimum of 12' fire break/open space. Single open sided tents or groups of tents over 700 square feet require permits. Tents or groups of tents with sides that are over 400 square feet (total) also require permits. Tents must be staked in accordance with the tent manufacturer's installation instructions; water barrels are not an approved method of securing tents.
Please provide a detailed layout showing any seating or table configurations, equipment, heaters, cooking equipment or other items and provide measurements showing clear aisle and exit opening or "door" widths with your tent permit application. Please note, propane heaters, cooking appliances, and electric generators are not allowed under tents.
Arvada Business Safe and Open Campaign
The Arvada Resiliency Taskforce developed the Safe and Open campaign to help Arvada businesses communicate widely to the community a return to economic activity in accordance with public health and safety best-practices. The goal of this campaign is to offer a marketing opportunity and is not regulatory or punitive in nature. In support of the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home plan, the business community of Arvada stands ready to move towards a thriving economic environment once again, while protecting against the renewed spread of coronavirus. Businesses can take the Safe and Open Pledge.
If you have questions or need additional support, contact the Arvada Economic Development Association team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-898-7010.
- by City Manager